William Eggleston - Photographs New York Tuesday, October 1, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Exhibited

    William Eggleston: Democratic Camera, Photographs and Video, 1961-2008, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 7 November 2008- 25 January 2009 and 4 other venues
    Starburst: Color Photography in America 1970-1980, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, 13 February- 9 May 2010; Princeton Art Museum, Princeton, 29 July- 26 September 2010
    for this print exhibited

    Photographs by William Eggleston
    , The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 26 May- 1 August 1976
    William Eggleston, Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain, Paris, 12 November 2001- 24 February 2002; Hayward Gallery, London, 11 July- 22 September 2002
    Cruel and Tender, Tate Modern, London, 5 June- 7 September 2003; Ludwig Museum, Cologne, 29 November 2003- 18 February 2004
    Color After Klein, Barbican Art Galleries, London, 26 May- 11 September 2005
    for another print exhibited

  • Literature

    Szarkowski, William Eggleston's Guide, p. 99
    Fondation pour l'Art Contemporain, William Eggleston, p. 104
    Holborn, William Eggleston: Ancient and Modern, p. 38
    Moore, Starburst: Color Photography in America 1970-1980, pl. 123
    Weski and Dexter, Cruel and Tender: The Real in Twentieth-Century Photography, p. 157
    Weski and Liesbrock, How You Look At It: Photographs of the 20th Century, p. 231
    Whitney Museum of American Art, William Eggleston: Democratic Camera, Photographs and Video, 1961-2008, pl. 30

  • Artist Biography

    William Eggleston

    American • 1939

    William Eggleston's highly saturated, vivid images, predominantly capturing the American South, highlight the beauty and lush diversity in the unassuming everyday. Although influenced by legends of street photography Robert Frank and Henri Cartier-Bresson, Eggleston broke away from traditional black and white photography and started experimenting with color in the late 1960s.

    At the time, color photography was widely associated with the commercial rather than fine art — something that Eggleston sought to change. His 1976 exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, Color Photographs, fundamentally shifted how color photography was viewed within an art context, ushering in institutional acceptance and helping to ensure Eggleston's significant legacy in the history of photography.

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circa 1970
Dye transfer print, printed 2002.
14 1/2 x 21 3/4 in. (36.8 x 55.2 cm)
Signed in ink in the margin; dated and numbered 8/9 in an unidentified hand in ink within The Eggleston Artistic Trust copyright credit reproduction limitation stamp.

$30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for $36,250

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New York 30 September & 1 October 2013